When I was in Brazil, earlier this year, I had the honor to photograph Renata and André. They are a truly special couple, since I have known them from college, at least 10 years ago. That being said, these 2 have a special place on my heart, and to get to do their engagement session was a dream come true! They have been together for a sum of 9 years: 3 years as valentines and 6 as fiances.

I will jump straight to the question I love the most, so you can follow my excitement.

Daysy: How did he propose? Can you describe that moment?
Renata/André: An anime convention in Brazil (Aniventure), with approximately 500 people. André took the stage, asked for the microphone and made a love declaration for our 3 year dating anniversary. Renata took the microphone to express how thankful she was. And then, André went down on his knees and made the marriage proposal in front of the whole public. Renata, very excited and happy said YES. Renata was so surprised that her legs were shaking!
You can watch this moment by accessing a video that was made by a friend, and it’s live on YouTube!

Enjoy their images along with their Highlights Movie and this cute couple interview.

Just a side note: Renata and André claim themselves as not much of the romantic type of couple because their story is not as “cute” as other couples… Ok, I’m a believer that images say more than words! And I think they prove them wrong. No matter how your history started or where you went to on your dates, you to SUPER ROMANTIC. Just my 2 cents 😉

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Highlights Movie

Brazilian Beach Engagement Session | Renata & André| Highlights Movie from Daysy Photography on Vimeo.

Daysy: How did you meet?
Renata/André: Although we lived in different cities before we started dating, we had several opportunities to meet each other due to having mutual friends or going to the same shows, but we never truly met. It finally happened at a party in a place with mutual friends.

Daysy: Where did you go for your 1st date? 
Renata/André: A video arcade. (this is what I call a HOT Date! No wonder why they have been together for 9 years!!! 🙂 -Daysy

Daysy: Are you planning to honeymoon? If yes, where do you have plans to go to?
Renata/André: We have spent our honeymoon budget in 2012/2013 going to London, Paris and Dublin.

Daysy: Do you have any pets? If yes what is it’s name and how do you share the duties?
Renata/André: Yes, we have a 9 years old cat, called Misty. We do not separate the tasks. We do take care of details as we see it.

We drove from one beach to the other. It is called Interpraias (In between beaches in a free translation). You take a car or even a bus, and you can ride and enjoy different scenarios! Paradise is here! (bellow: view from the top of the road)

We found a sign with number 9 on the way to the next beach.. for NINE years together! It was just meant to be 🙂

Daysy: If you were to choose a place in the world to live, where would it be?
Renata/André: London !!! It fascinates us!

Daysy: André, describe something that you absolutely love about Renata?
André: I love her smile. It gives me a sense of peace and that nothing else matters.

Daysy: Renata, describe something that you absolutely love about André? 
Renata: I love the way the is super affectionate and a wonderful partner.

Their session took place at the famous city of Balneário Camboriú, at the Santa Catarina state, that is a major beach resort in the Brazilian southern state.
We went away from the crowds by driving directly to the smaller and isolated beaches after the central beach, called Interpraias. You simply go from one beach to the other!
If you plan to visit Brazil some day, and you would like to experience something different than only the most popular routes such as Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, then that my friends, is where you will fall in love with!
I hope you enjoyed the beautiful view and pictures of Renata and André engagement session. I am always hoping for the best for these two! They have a beautiful soul and they are an inspiring couple who shows us that love it is indeed on the smaller things such as holding hands naturally and calling each other “my angel” “my love” and taking care of each others needs.
Much love and happiness on your way!